RYOT Films Intern

  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Intern

Company Description

RYOT Films is an entertainment studio based in Los Angeles that commissions, produces and acquires films and television series in both traditional and emerging formats. RYOT has distributed original content to Hulu, HBO, Showtime, Pivot, and Netflix, and its films have been officially selected in over one hundred international film festivals. RYOT has received numerous accolades including Oscar nominations for Best Documentary Short in 2016 and 2017, as well as recognition as finalists for both the 2016 Emmy Awards and the 2016 Peabody Awards.

RYOT strives to give each story a life outside an individual screening. Around all content, a halo is created to reach, attract, and engage the audience deeply. As part of the Verizon, AOL and Huffington Post family, RYOT’s digital reach includes over three million monthly global consumers.

Join the Oscar, Peabody and Emmy nominated team, and help define RYOT’s place in film and TV content.

Job Description

RYOT is in search of an ambitious and responsible development intern! As a film production company and virtual reality studio, RYOT requires all hands on deck at all times. A development intern will work closely with the head of films to research projects in development and assist with various day-to-day tasks, and has interest and/or background in film, humanitarian work, news, and/or technology. She/he can multitask as well as focus on bigger projects for long stretches of time, and says “Yes” whenever necessary and possible. Successful interns will earn invaluable experience working in the ever-evolving world of documentary film, as well as learn about virtual reality as a new media. Specifically, a RYOT development intern would be responsible for:

  • In-depth research on productions in development

  • Research on festival and award prospects and submissions

  • Offering pitches for various RYOT productions in development

  • Assisting the RYOT Films staff on a variety of day-to-day administrative tasks

  • Research on talent, directors, etc.

  • Updating various film databases/spreadsheets


  • Available to work 40 hours/week in our LA Office starting June 5th, 2017

  • Actively enrolled student in an Undergraduate or Masters program in Journalism, Video Production, or a related field

Additional Information

EEO/AA Women, Minorities, Veterans, Individuals with Disabilities Employer:  AOL offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including 401(k) match and performance bonus. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or other protected category.